Career Attributes

  • $36,825
  • 64,000
  • 2.9
  • 8.3%
  • Social Work
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Social Worker Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 64,000 Social Workers in the United States. The Social Worker job market is expected to grow by 8.3% between 2016 and 2026.

Social Worker Employability Rating

D Sokanu rates Social Workers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 11,700 Social Workers. That number is based on 5,300 additional Social Workers, and the retirement of 6,400 existing Social Workers.

Supply of Social Workers

The Social Worker industry is concentrated in California, New York, and Illinois.

Social Worker Job Market by State

State name Employed Social Workers
California 10,600
New York 7,940
Illinois 4,940
Ohio 3,420
South Carolina 2,500
Oregon 2,020
Texas 1,650
Florida 1,480
Puerto Rico 1,380
Colorado 1,280
Arizona 1,230
Pennsylvania 1,200
Georgia 1,140
Tennessee 1,130
Wisconsin 1,080
Maryland 1,010
Minnesota 970
North Carolina 920
Michigan 770
Washington 750
Connecticut 750
Montana 660
Louisiana 640
Massachusetts 620
Virginia 620
Missouri 610
Kansas 600
Arkansas 560
Kentucky 550
New Jersey 510
North Dakota 500
New Mexico 500
Utah 490
Maine 440
Indiana 420
Alabama 400
Oklahoma 400
Iowa 380
Mississippi 360
Nevada 300
District of Columbia 300
Hawaii 270
West Virginia 250
Alaska 190
Wyoming 170
Nebraska 150
Delaware 120
Rhode Island 110
South Dakota 90
Idaho 80
Guam 40

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Career Attributes

  • $36,825
  • 64,000
  • 2.9
  • 8.3%
  • Social Work
More Attributes